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I’m back in Seattle  and ready to teach Baby Safety & Posing for Newborn Photographers tomorrow at CreativeLive!

And I’m excited to share that Stephanie Robin Photography – Newborn and Family Portraitist will be joining me as a special guest during tomorrows class I can’t wait!
Lets Make Safety A Priority And Put Clients At Ease!


Parents hire newborn photographers to document every detail of their babies at that brief instant at the start of their lives when they are tiny, bright and new to the world. Newborn photographers can feel a lot of pressure to fulfill parents’ wishes. In the rush to capture the perfect shot, it’s easy to forget that the subject of these photos are incredibly fragile little beings. Safety should always come first.

Join ee for tips on handling newborns safely, reading their moods and needs, and prepping your studio for a newborn shoot. You’ll learn:

  • Safe posing techniques
  • How to operate a safe environment in your studio and on external shoots
  • How to understand newborn behavior

You’ll discover how to sanitize your studio, choose cleaning products and plants with the newborn’s health in mind, and make sure that your furniture and equipment meets newborn safety standards. I will also focus on safely posing and handling a newborn during the shoot. I will teach you how to execute poses like the Potato Sack, the Froggy pose, and other advanced techniques used to create composite images. You will learn about newborn anatomy and the environment they come from to help you better understand what they are capable of doing in a shoot setting: how to avoid imbalance, overheating, and injury.

Finally feel capable of communicating about newborn safety. If parents feel that they can trust you around their child, they will be put at ease and remember the experience of the shoot more fondly.

You can find all the details here…

More fun filming in the studio today. I was lucky enough to photograph little Max a couple of years ago as a newborn so couldn’t wait to meet his baby sister today and see the beautiful boy he has grown into!
While I was editing this photo earlier I thought – Max is just two & half, he will never remember cuddling his brand new baby sister Amelia! And then I started to wonder where will photos like this be in around 60 years when these beautiful babies have families of their own and I’m pushing 100! If I’m lucky!!!



I’ve just arrived home from a print critique evening for our upcoming State AIPP Awards. Earlier today I was working on some posing videos for my WPPI classes next week in Vegas!   9 day old Tommy was a perfect little model!



*Tommy was laying safely in his Mother’s hands on my posing bag with a black backdrop throughout this entire setup.

Today was all about ‘Flow Posing’. Teaching what I love the most. How to transition a baby from pose to pose easily & safely. To get the most out of every session as quick as possible with minimal movements.

Our perfect little model was 6 day Daniel


Pants and bonnet are by MMM Designs

Pricing my work was one of the hardest challenges I faced. And it was a result of not valuing my own time and talent.

Over the past few years I have met many photographers that have felt the same way – Which is why we have created a Pricing Calculator specifically designed for photographers.

Our Pricing Calculator simplifies the process of working out what you need to charge per session to not only cover your cost of doing business but to also track your cost of living to help you determine what you need to pay yourself as a salary.

Following the step by step guide you can enter your information into Pricing Calculator that is completely customisable for YOU!

It also has an incredible feature which is the Profit and Loss Sales tracker where you can stay on top of your progress to achieve your goals from client to client throughout the year.

You can find more information about how it works and what’s included here

  • Baz - August 24, 2017 - 16:56

    Ki Kelly
    Does the Pricing Calculator on a Mac

    • Kelly Brown - August 29, 2017 - 12:49

      Hi Baz, the Pricing Calculator works on both Mac and Windows, but you do need to have Microsoft Excel installed. It is an invaluable business tool! -MelindaReplyCancel

  • Priscilla Madore - January 30, 2016 - 16:23

    Do you have a version that is compatible with Macs?ReplyCancel

    • Kelly Brown - August 29, 2017 - 12:48

      Hi Priscilla, the Pricing Calculator is for Microsoft Excel, but if you have this program you can use the calculator on both Mac and Windows. -MelindaReplyCancel

  • Lou Carter - January 1, 2016 - 02:35

    I bought this recently and as I’m only just starting out, it has been an invaluable tool! I’ve now worked out how much I need to charge my clients in order to make a living as well as gain profit. Just amazing and well worth the expense. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

Little Pieces Photography ~ Newborn Photography by Kelly Brown

When clients come into my home studio the majority of the time they have no idea what is involved in a newborn photography session.  And I just love seeing their expressions while I’m posing and taking photos of their baby.  So I wanted to share with you a short video of some behind the scenes footage from a recent session.  You will see the attention to detail and the care that I take throughout every session.


Little Pieces Photography.  International award winning photography by Kelly Brown. located in Brisbane, Australia.  Kelly specialises in baby portraiture and travels worldwide teaching newborn photography posing classes and workshops to photographers.

Video made with Animoto and Music provided by Triple Scoop Music


  • Pursey - December 4, 2015 - 04:27

    bundle of joy – always a pleasure to see a newborn.


  • Malou Peters - November 13, 2015 - 04:55

    Love your work!ReplyCancel

  • Liana Alarcon - November 10, 2015 - 12:34

    Hi there, could you please provide your quote for a new born shoot for my baby boy who we are expecting in January next year.
    Love the video clip!ReplyCancel

  • Alina - November 6, 2015 - 14:49

    Love your photographs…ReplyCancel

  • Shaina Forde - November 1, 2015 - 18:22

    Hi, I was wondering if could please have a quote for a new born photo shoot for twin girls towards the end of February. Thanks – Shaina 0431305088 email – Shaina.forde@my.jcu.edu.auReplyCancel

  • Michelle Fulcher - October 23, 2015 - 11:39

    What beautiful hand placement, angelic!ReplyCancel

  • Anda Yoel - October 23, 2015 - 08:26

    Adore your work and wish to attend to one of your workshops.

  • Anda Yoel - October 23, 2015 - 08:25

    Adore your work and wish to attend to one of your workshops.ReplyCancel

  • Carole - August 7, 2015 - 06:56

    Hi Kelly,

    Thank you for everything! you inspire me everyday 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Kennedy - July 22, 2015 - 09:42

    Hi Kelly,

    Im just inquiring how much a newborn session with you would cost?ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - July 12, 2015 - 22:33

    I just love your work Kelly. I have been a fan for several years now and I am always amazed and completely in love with your style. I hope to attend a workshop in the US. I wanted to attend the Heide Hope collaboration but unfortunately didn’t have the funds. Please plan a trip back! Would be honored to learn from you!ReplyCancel

I’m going back to CreativeLive!!!!

March 9th – April 10th  2015

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I can’t tell you how excited I am to be heading back to CreativeLive on March 9 to teach another class

Newborn Photography Bootcamp with Kelly Brown!!!  


My Bootcamp is going to cover every aspect of the newborn photography world!  And it’s not just for beginners it’s for photographers of all levels.  For the newcomers to our industry it’s going to guide you on how to set up your baby photography business.  And for experienced newborn photographers it will uncover new skills and services for you to apply to your existing businesses – so you can get to that next level.

I’m going to be sharing in depth with you…

  • Posing for newborns – Everything from the most-requested classic poses to more advanced and creative posing using the safest possible ways.
  • How to set up a home studio – What you need, what you don’t, and how to create a safe, polished, and inviting space.
  • Props – How to make your own props and safely pose babies in and around props.
  • Business and marketing – Pricing, policies, and generating the right publicity that will attract your target market.
  • Safety – Best practices for handling infants will be a key theme throughout the series.
  • And Post processing – how to give your images that finished look on screen right through to the final printed product.

I will also demonstrate my flow of posing for newborns and every variation there is to each pose, so you will have everything you need to get incredible shots. You’ll also learn how to create beautiful soft lighting and how to use it.  And my favourite – shooting timeless images that your parents will love for years to come.

I’m going to be sharing ALL of my tips and tricks so don’t miss it!

For more information here’s a link to my course page…






  • Jackilyn Jensen - March 13, 2016 - 10:02

    Hello Kelly!

    I bought your Bootcamp class and am trying to hunt down the Facebook page for it. Could you point me in the right direction? I have looked high and low ?. Thank You,

    Jackilyn JensenReplyCancel

  • Eliza - November 25, 2015 - 16:20

    Thank you Kelly for the wonderful pointers that you have shared with us.ReplyCancel

  • Starofservice - July 17, 2015 - 16:15

    Great work kelly as all time. and love what you post thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Anastasia - April 13, 2015 - 19:36

    Thank you so much Kelly for sharing your experience with us. I love your work and your videos. you are very inspiring and talented.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - April 11, 2015 - 03:24

    Thank you so much, Kelly! The boot camp was utterly amazing! For those who missed it live I can’t emphasize how valuable you have been during these 5 weeks in so many ways!ReplyCancel

  • Can’t wait till I have some time to watch this! Looking forward to it!ReplyCancel

  • Kari Layland - March 21, 2015 - 01:53

    Aw man I’m just seeing this now! I hope to catch a rebroadcast – you guys are great 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Candice - March 18, 2015 - 03:53

    Just love watching you work! Thank you for being so open with your knowledge!ReplyCancel

  • Mitchell Briggs - March 11, 2015 - 11:21

    Hi Kelly,

    I’ve just discovered your work, and as an amateur/enthusiast photographer myself, I must say your pictures are absolutely beautiful! I would love to attend one of your bootcamp/workshops in the future to learn more about this field of photography. Do you plan to hold anymore this year? Again, love your fantastic work.



  • Jennie Lennon - March 11, 2015 - 01:03

    Thanks so much for doing this Kelly, you are so inspiring and your work is absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to learn from the best newborn photographer out there!ReplyCancel

  • Patrice - February 27, 2015 - 10:15

    I am excited to take your class on Creative Live. Thank you for doing a second class. Happy photography. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brandy NicCole - February 21, 2015 - 12:32

    pre registered already, I always come away with a wealth of knowledge,

  • Christin - February 3, 2015 - 03:12

    I can’t wait! Thank you for doing another Creative Live! I always learn so much from youReplyCancel

  • A-Fotografy - February 2, 2015 - 11:22

    Can’t wait Kelly. It will be one more fully packed day of awesomness.ReplyCancel

  • andria fontenot - February 1, 2015 - 01:10

    YAY! thank you for all you do Kelly! Can’t wait! We have all learned so much from you! God blessReplyCancel